Aired: October 4, 1974
Directed by Don Weis, Written by David Chase and Bill Stratton. Usual Cast: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt
Guest Cast: Suzanne Charny, William Daniels, John Doucette, Jan Murray, Larry Storch, Kathleen Nolan.
From IMDB: Sent to L.A. to interview a controversial guru, Carl instead tries to track down and stop an extremely vicious female vampire, unknowingly unearthed near Vegas by a road construction crew, who may be connected to his first case.
After the mis-step of the previous episode the fourth episode comes charging back with a vengeance as a direct sequel to the first NIGHT STALKER MOVIE from 1972. You see it turns out some of that vampires victims have themselves become vampires and this one is unearthed by an unsuspecting construction crew.
Kolchak is in good form in this one, and we’ve got a tight story thanks to David Chase along with some side characters who are interesting in there own right including pimp Ichabod Grace who runs “Grace’s Catering Service”. Kathleen Nolan is great as Kolchak’s gal Friday Faye Kruger who hopes to resume her career as a journalist and whom Carl is not against taking advantage of to have her help him write his column while he hunts down the new vampire.
HOW’S THE MONSTER: Lady Vampire— she’s great.
HOW’S THE SEASONED COP WHO HATES KOLCHAK: William Daniels was on BOY MEETS WORLD as Mr Feeney. He’s suitably aggravated by Kolchak here.
WHO ARE THE ODDBALL GUEST STARS: There are a few good ones here.
NEXT: The Werewolf!